Gain a new perspective. It will change you, and the world.
Go beyond asking “why” to asking “why not?” Change your perspective by learning how to view your organization through the lens of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Saint Mary’s innovation and entrepreneurship program integrates leadership, strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. This fully online program also focuses on the importance of design thinking and creativity, along with their impact on researching new perspectives — and bringing new and exciting ideas to life.
Build the framework to bring innovation to organizations
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of emerging business trends with courses focusing on ideation, business design, growth funding, and new venture management. With a holistic approach and a unique perspective, you’ll be ready to help your organization thrive in an ever-changing world. Help create an inclusive community and innovation-focused teams by cultivating ethical leadership skills. Our Lasallian Catholic identity will help guide you as a leader with character and integrity.
This program gives you the opportunity to work through developing and implementing your own idea. Our committed instructors will guide you through an evidence-based approach for creating a business model on a concept of your choice. When it comes to putting your idea into action, you’ll focus on design, exploration, and leadership.
Get more, in less time. With an innovation and entrepreneurship certificate from Saint Mary’s, you’ll be qualified to positively impact your organization from the perspective of an intrapreneur or entrepreneur in less than one year. Learn how to create and design innovative approaches through a new framework of leadership, strategic planning, and decision-making.
What Makes it Special
Complete this program in as little as one year
Four courses, eight weeks each
Explore how to fund, market, and lead new initiatives
Design a business model around a new idea
Credits may apply toward a Saint Mary’s master’s degree
Six credits can be applied to the University of San Diego’s M.S. in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program
What You'll Learn
What You'll Learn
Solutions for problems using theories, processes, and business development tools
Design, build, and fund intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial business models using innovative planning
Marketing opportunities in a startup environment; selecting appropriate venues
Communication with stakeholders through entrepreneurial marketing plans
Innovative ways for organizations to thrive in times of uncertainty
Ethical leadership theories, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship
Start here, go even farther
After completing the graduate certificate program in innovation and entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s, you may continue pursuing a full master’s degree in innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of San Diego. Our certificate credits are transferable to their 20-month, fully online M.S. in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship program.
Innovation and entrepreneurship have no limits. All organizations and sectors — healthcare, retail, manufacturing, nonprofit, and government — need employees at all levels to develop innovative ways for continued growth and success. Whether you're a manager, supervisor, executive, or just getting started, innovation and entrepreneurship are practical ways to become a change-maker anywhere you go.
1. U.S. News & World Report, Best Online MBA Programs at https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings?location=mn&institution-type=private (visited May 2, 2022).